Spronserjoch (2591 m)
The trail from the central Adige Valley near Merano to the high valley of Pfelders dates back to the Middle Stone Age (around 5000 BC). The Mesolith Station near Kaser Lacke bears witness to the fact that in the early days this mountain region played a significant role. The Counts of Tyrol Castle had their own pastures and hunting grounds in Zeppichl and Lazins.
For centuries, the dead of Pfelders were carried over the Falschnaljöchl (2417 m) and the Spronserjoch to the graveyard of the original parish of St. Peter in Gratsch for funerals. Hunters, shepherds and smugglers knew about the benefits of this hidden transition. The folk tradition claims that Pfelders had been settled from the Etsch Valley.
Today, the scenic beauty of this region is protected and plays an important role in alpinism.
(Inscription on the stele at the Spronserjoch)
December 5, 2016
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